The day started cold and with thick cloud. All of a sudden the cloud lifted and out came the sun. Temperatures of 22 degrees centigrade today so it was summer again. We were soon out of Southlands and into the yellow Central Otego again. It was a fantastic drive and we stopped by the lakeside neat Frankton and made a brew with the trangia. We went passed Jacks point where Catherine did her sky dive thus completing the "bottom of the eight" bit of our tour. We did some present buying at the gold mine centre just outside Cromwell. We do not have to worry about weight now that we are not cycling which is proving bad news on our bank balance!
Staying in a motel for two nights now and looking at Mount Cook in the distance. The weather is forecast to remain good and it is getting back to warmer weather now, as we travel North.